The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet: Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion Thence; and of Other Memorable Events that Happened in the Kingdom of France, as Well as in Other Countries ... Beginning at the Year MCCCC., where that of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCCLXVII., and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI.

W. Smith, 1840
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132 ページ - Hermit, and all those who shall, by a king at anus or pursuivant, touch the first shield, shall be bounden to perform twelve courses on horseback with me, or with one of my aforesaid knights or esquires, with blunted lances. — Item, if either of the champions, during their twelve courses, be unhorsed by a direct blow with the lance on his armour, such person, thus unhorsed, shall present to his adversary a diamond of whatever value he please. — Item, the champions may arm themselves according...
131 ページ - Montfort, knight, counsellor and chamberlain, to the most high, most puissant and excellent prince the duke of Burgundy, make known to all princes, barons, knights and esquires, without reproach, with the exception of those of the kingdom of France and of the countries in alliance, or subjects to my said sovereign lord, that for the augmentation and extension of the most noble profession and exercise of arms, my will and intention is, in conjunction with twelve knights, esquires and gentlemen, of...
384 ページ - ... others, were busy in keeping up some little bonfires of paper, which served for the time to illuminate the scene ; others were beating the drums, and playing on the instruments used by the Arabs on festive occasions. Presently two of them, Moslems, I think, commenced a sort of sword fight or dance. Each held in one hand a naked sword, and in the other a thick huge shield of about a foot in diameter, with which to ward of the blows of his companion.
349 ページ - ... great breadth. They also wore hoods on their heads, of a circular form, half an ell or three quarters high, gradually tapering to the top. Some had them not so high, with handkerchiefs wreathed round them, the corners hanging down to the ground. They...
177 ページ - This fair Agnes had been five years in the service of the queen, during which she had enjoyed all the pleasures of life, in wearing rich clothes, furred robes, golden chains, and precious stones...
142 ページ - Two leagues from Nanci the King and Queen of France had previously parted with their niece, " with many tears, and recommended her to the protection of God ; their grief was so great that they could not speak.
350 ページ - Knights and squires, indifferently, wore the most sumptuous golden chains. Even the very varlets had jackets of silk, satin, or velvet; and almost all, especially at the courts of princes, wore peaks at their shoes of a quarter of an ell in length. They had also under their jackets stuffings at the shoulders to make them appear broad, which is a vanity, and perchance displeasing to God.
131 ページ - ... known to all princes, barons, cavaliers, and esquires without reproach, that, for the augmentation and extension of the most noble profession and exercise of arms, it was his will and intention, in conjunction with twelve knights, squires, and gentlemen, of four quarterings, whose names he mentioned, to guard and defend a pass d'armes, situated on the great road leading from Dijon toward Exonne, at the end of the causeway from the said town of Dijon, at a great tree called the Hermit's Tree,...
19 ページ - ... the council much confused and vexed, as did several others, without coming to any determination. They collected In small knots, and abused each other as well as the duke of Burgundy and the leading members of his council. This news was soon made public throughout London, and no one who was well bred was sparing of the grossest abuse against the duke of Burgundy and his country.
155 ページ - Fougeres from the duke of Brittany, for which they refused to make any reparation, although often summoned by the king so to do, as well by ambassadors to king Henry as to those who had the government of Normandy : having, therefore, maturely deliberated on all these grievances in his council, and knowing that he had fully acquitted himself of his duty in endeavouring to preserve peace, he declared war against England by sea and land. During the truce, the English garrisons of Mantes, Verneuil, and...